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Page 1: Supported File Formats Navisworks 2010 - Autodesk
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Autodesk Navisworks 2010 Solutions This document details support provided by the current release of Autodesk Navisworks 2010 solutions (including Autodesk Navisworks Review, Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage) for:

• CAD file formats. • Laser scan formats. • CAD applications. • Scheduling software.

NOTE: When referring to Navisworks or Autodesk Navisworks 2010 solutions in this document this does NOT include Autodesk Navisworks Freedom 2010, which only reads NWD or 3D DWF files. Product release version: 2010 Document version: 1.0 April 2009 © 2009 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., this publication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose. Autodesk, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, DWF, DWG, DXF, Inventor, Maya, Navisworks, Revit, and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. Disclaimer Certain information included in this publication is based on technical information provided by third parties. THIS PUBLICATION AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLE BY AUTODESK, INC. “AS IS.” AUTODESK, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESE MATERIALS.

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Contents Supported CAD File Formats ..................................................................................................... 6

Supported Laser Scan Formats ................................................................................................. 7

Supported Applications .............................................................................................................. 8

Autodesk ................................................................................................................................ 8

AutoCAD 2004 to 2010 ....................................................................................................... 8

ADT 3.3 to 2007, AutoCAD Architecture 2008-2010 ........................................................... 8

Building Systems, AutoCAD MEP 2008-2010 ..................................................................... 9

Autodesk Inventor 5 to 11, 2009-2010 ................................................................................ 9

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2004-2010 .............................................................................................10

MDT 6 to 2009 ...................................................................................................................10

Revit 4 to 7 .........................................................................................................................10

Revit Building 8.1 to 9.1, Revit Architecture 2008-2010 ......................................................10

Revit Structure 2 to 4, 2008-2010 ......................................................................................11

Revit Systems, MEP 2008-2010 ........................................................................................11

Autodesk 3ds Max 3 to 2010 ..............................................................................................11

Autodesk VIZ 4 to 2008 ......................................................................................................12

Autodesk Maya ..................................................................................................................12

Bentley ..................................................................................................................................12

AutoPLANT ........................................................................................................................12

MicroStation SE .................................................................................................................13

MicroStation J ....................................................................................................................13

MicroStation v8 to 8.5, XM (8.9) .........................................................................................14

ProSteel 3D (formerly from Kiwi Software GmbH) ..............................................................14

TriForma J .........................................................................................................................14

TriForma v8 to 8.9 ..............................................................................................................15

Graphisoft ..............................................................................................................................15

ArchiCAD 6.5 to 7 ..............................................................................................................15

ArchiCAD 8 to 12 ...............................................................................................................16

Constructor 2005 to 2007 ...................................................................................................16

AceCad .................................................................................................................................16

StruCad .............................................................................................................................16

auto.des.sys ..........................................................................................................................16

form.z .................................................................................................................................16

AEC .......................................................................................................................................17

CADPIPE ...........................................................................................................................17

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AVEVA ..................................................................................................................................17

PDMS ................................................................................................................................17

CADopia ................................................................................................................................17

IntelliCAD ...........................................................................................................................17

CEA Technology ...................................................................................................................18

Plant-4D .............................................................................................................................18

COADE, Inc. ..........................................................................................................................18

CADWorx Plant ..................................................................................................................18

CADWorx Pipe ...................................................................................................................18

CADWorx Steel ..................................................................................................................18

COINS ...................................................................................................................................19

BSLink ...............................................................................................................................19

Framing .............................................................................................................................19

CSC ......................................................................................................................................19

3D+ ....................................................................................................................................19

Dassault Systemes ................................................................................................................20

CATIA ................................................................................................................................20

Google...................................................................................................................................20

SketchUp (up to v6) ...........................................................................................................20

Hannappel SOFTWARE GmbH .............................................................................................20

elcoCAD R4 .......................................................................................................................20

Intergraph ..............................................................................................................................20

PDS ...................................................................................................................................20

Informatix ..............................................................................................................................21

MicroGDS ..........................................................................................................................21

ITandFactory .........................................................................................................................21

CADISON ..........................................................................................................................21

TRICAD MS .......................................................................................................................22

Kubotek USA .........................................................................................................................22

CADKEY ............................................................................................................................22

M.A.P. ...................................................................................................................................22

CAD-Duct...........................................................................................................................22

McNeel North America ..........................................................................................................23

Rhino .................................................................................................................................23

Mensch und Maschine ...........................................................................................................23

RoCAD ..............................................................................................................................23

MultiSUITE ............................................................................................................................23

MultiSTEEL ........................................................................................................................23

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Nemetschek ..........................................................................................................................24

Allplan ................................................................................................................................24

PROCAD ...............................................................................................................................24

3DSMART ..........................................................................................................................24

PTC .......................................................................................................................................24

Pro/ENGINEER..................................................................................................................24

CADDS 5 ...........................................................................................................................24

QuickPen ...............................................................................................................................25

PipeDesigner 3D ................................................................................................................25

DuctDesigner 3D ................................................................................................................25

RAM International ..................................................................................................................25

CADstudio ..........................................................................................................................25

SolidWorks ............................................................................................................................26

SolidWorks .........................................................................................................................26

Tekla .....................................................................................................................................26

Tekla Structures .................................................................................................................26

Xsteel .................................................................................................................................26

think3 ....................................................................................................................................26

thinkdesign .........................................................................................................................26

UGS ......................................................................................................................................27

I-deas .................................................................................................................................27

Solid Edge .........................................................................................................................27

NX (Unigraphics) ................................................................................................................27

FactoryCAD .......................................................................................................................27

UHP Process Piping ..............................................................................................................28

FabPro Pipe .......................................................................................................................28

x-plant ...................................................................................................................................28

x-plant ................................................................................................................................28

Supported Scheduling Software ................................................................................................29

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Supported CAD File Formats | 6

Supported CAD File Formats

Navisworks has its own native file formats (.nwd, .nwf, .nwc); however Autodesk Navisworks solutions can additionally read a combination of many popular 3D CAD formats. The following table lists the CAD file formats currently supported by Autodesk Navisworks 2010 solutions.

Format Extension Format Extension

Navisworks .nwd .nwf .nwc IGES .igs .iges

AutoCAD .dwg, .dxf Inventor .ipt .iam. ipj

MicroStation (SE, J, V8 & XM) .dgn .prp .prw Informatix

MicroGDS .man .cv7

3D Studio .3ds .prj JT Open1 .jt

ACIS SAT .sat RVM .rvm

CIS/2 .stp SketchUp .skp

DWF .dwf STEP .stp .step

PDS Design Review .dri STL .stl

IFC .ifc VRML .wrl .wrz

1 JT Open support to JT Open specification v8i rev B.

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Supported Laser Scan Formats | 7

Supported Laser Scan Formats

The following table lists the laser scan formats currently supported by Autodesk Navisworks 2010 solutions.

Format Extension

ASCII Laser File .asc .txt

Faro .fls .fws .iQscan .iQmod .iQwsp

Leica .pts .ptx

Riegl .3dd

Trimble Native file NOT supported. Convert to ASCII laser file

Z+F .zfc .zfs

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Supported Applications | 8

Supported Applications

The following table is a non-exhaustive list of CAD applications and properties currently supported by Autodesk Navisworks 2010 solutions, along with any additional information that may be necessary to review your project files in Navisworks software.

Exporter Native Format

Other Format Properties

Autodesk AutoCAD 2004 to 2010

AutoCAD Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from AutoCAD software as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native AutoCAD .dwg file format, which can be read

directly into Navisworks. • Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported

by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

ADT 3.3 to 2007, AutoCAD Architecture 2008-2010

AutoCAD Architecture Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS

• Navisworks can read AutoCAD Architecture 2010 .dwg files, without the necessity to install an Object Enabler.

• In order to read an ADT 2004 to 2007 or AutoCAD Architecture 2008 to 2009 .dwg file into Navisworks, you will need to install the corresponding Object Enabler. For ADT 2007 and AutoCAD Architecture 2008 to 2009 this applies even if you have the application installed.

• In order to read an ADT 3.3.dwg file into Navisworks, you need the ADT2004 (or later) object enabler installed on the same machine.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• From ADT/AutoCAD Architecture software you can export to .nwc or .nwd. • Navisworks supports AutoCAD Architecture object properties and these can be

viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties. Automatic Properties are also supported for AutoCAD Architecture.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage software support ADT/AutoCAD Architecture textures.

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Other Format Properties

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Building Systems, AutoCAD MEP 2008-2010

AutoCAD MEP Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS

• Navisworks can read AutoCAD MEP 2010 .dwg files, without the necessity to install an Object Enabler.

• In order to read a Building Systems 2007 or AutoCAD MEP 2008 to 2009 .dwg file into Navisworks, you will need to install the corresponding Object Enabler.

• In order to read an earlier version (pre-2007) Building Systems .dwg file into Navisworks, you need the Building Systems 2007 (or later) object enabler installed on the same machine.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• From Building Systems/AutoCAD MEP software you can export to .nwc or .nwd. • Navisworks supports Building Systems/AutoCAD MEP object properties and these

can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Autodesk Inventor 5 to 11, 2009-2010

Inventor Details

Other Formats IGES, STEP, JT

• Navisworks 2010 now supports Inventor properties and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• In order to read an Inventor software file into Navisworks, you either need Inventor 5 (or higher), Inventor Design Tracking 5 (or higher), or Inventor View installed on the same machine as Navisworks (you’ll need to install either the same or later version relevant to the file you wish to read). Inventor View can be downloaded from support.autodesk.com.

• If you are using an Inventor Project file, (*.ipj) you will need to set this as the Active Project in Navisworks, prior to opening your assembly drawings (*.iam). You can set the Active Project either by opening your *.ipj file in Navisworks, or by going to Tools > Global Options > File Formats > Inventor, then enter the full path and file name of your *.ipj file (e.g. C:\my Inventor projects\project 1.ipj). Once loaded, you can then Open the corresponding assembly drawing(s) as usual.

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Exporter Native Format

Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 10

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2004-2010

Civil 3D Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS

• The Civil 3D native .dwg file can be read directly into Navisworks,Navisworks; however you will need to install the Civil 3D Object Enabler (available to download from the Autodesk website).

• You can export a file from Civil 3D software to .nwc or .nwd. • For Civil 3D 2010 object properties (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are

also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

MDT 6 to 2009

MDT Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS, VRML

• The MDT native .dwg file can be read directly into Navisworks,Navisworks; however you will need to install the MDT Object Enabler (available to download from the Autodesk website).

• You can export a file from MDT software to .nwc or .nwd. This is the preferred route to Navisworks due to the extra properties that are now supported.

• Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Revit 4 to 7

Revit Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN

• Revit platform files can be viewed in Navisworks if they have been saved as either a .dwg, .dxf, or .dgn file format.

• If you use the .dwg Export out of Revit 6 and 7, then object properties such as Element ID, Type and Category are supported.

Revit Building 8.1 to 9.1, Revit Architecture 2008-2010

Revit Architecture Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN

• Navisworks can export .nwc files directly from Revit Building/Revit Architecture software.

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Other Format Properties

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You will need to install Navisworks on the same machine as Revit Building/Revit Architecture.

• Revit properties are supported. These can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage software support the export of textures and materials from Revit Architecture.

Revit Structure 2 to 4, 2008-2010

Revit Structure Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, CIS/2

• Navisworks can export .nwc files directly from Revit Structure software. You will need to install Navisworks on the same machine as Revit Structure.

• Revit properties are supported. These can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Revit Systems, MEP 2008-2010

Revit MEP Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN

• Navisworks can export .nwc files directly from Revit Systems/Revit MEP software. You will need to install Navisworks on the same machine as Revit Systems/Revit MEP.

• Revit properties are supported. These can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Autodesk 3ds Max 3 to 2010

3ds Max Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS, IGES

• To view your 3ds Max model in Navisworks, you will need to have 3ds Max software installed on the same machine. Then, simply export to .nwc for use in Navisworks.

• Navisworks does not support .max files, so you cannot read the native file format directly into Navisworks.

NOTE: Navisworks Simulate and Manage both support the export of textures and materials from 3ds Max.

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Exporter Native Format

Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 12

Autodesk VIZ 4 to 2008

Viz Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• To view your VIZ model in Navisworks, you will need to have VIZ software installed on the same machine. Then, simply export to .nwc for use in Navisworks.

• Navisworks does not support .max files, so you cannot read the native file format directly into Navisworks.

NOTE: Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage both support the export of textures and materials from Autodesk 3ds Max.

Autodesk Maya Maya Details

Other Formats DXF, IGES, VRML

• Navisworks has file readers for .dxf, .igs .iges and .wrl .wrz.

Bentley AutoPLANT

AutoPlant Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• In order to read an AutoPLANT DWG file into Navisworks, you will first need to install the AutoPLANT Object Enabler.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, choose one of the same or later version as the authoring application, and then ensure the corresponding (Navisworks) loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• You can also export to .nwc or .nwd if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine as AutoPLANT.

NOTE: To ensure geometry is rendered correctly when reading a DWG file into Navisworks, or exporting from AutoPLANT, ensure the render type is set to Shaded in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > Render Type.

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Exporter Native Format

Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 13

MicroStation SE

MicroStation SE Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, VRML

• Models can be exported as NWC or NWD files from MicroStation SE if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks supports the native MicroStation .dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as colors and ambient, diffuse and shininess properties of materials from .pal and .mat palette and material files are supported.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage support MicroStation materials and textures.

NOTE: For optimum file fidelity we recommend the NWC (or NWD) Exporter from within MicroStation whenever possible.

MicroStation J

MicroStation J Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, STEP, VRML

• Models can be exported as NWC or NWD files from MicroStation J if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks supports the native MicroStation .dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as colors and ambient, diffuse and shininess properties of materials from .pal and .mat palette and material files are supported.

• Intergraph PDS object information can be read from .drv files and DMRS and database linkage and association ID's are also supported. These can be viewed in the Properties window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage support MicroStation materials and textures.

NOTE: For optimum file fidelity we recommend the NWC (or NWD) Exporter from within MicroStation whenever possible. NOTE: For exporting numerous files from MicroStation we recommend using the Perl script installed with Navisworks (by default in, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks [Review/Simulate/Manage] 2010\Tools).

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Exporter Native Format

Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 14

MicroStation v8 to 8.5, XM (8.9)

MicroStation v8 Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, STEP, VRML

• Models can be exported as NWC or NWD files from MicroStation V8 if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks supports the native MicroStation V8 dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as colors and ambient, diffuse and shininess properties of materials from .pal and .mat palette and material files are supported.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage support MicroStation materials and textures.

NOTE: For optimum file fidelity we recommend the NWC (or NWD) Exporter from within MicroStation whenever possible. NOTE: For exporting numerous files from MicroStation we recommend using the Perl script installed with Navisworks (by default in, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks [Review/Simulate/Manage] 2010\Tools).

ProSteel 3D (formerly from Kiwi Software GmbH)

ProSteel 3D Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS, CIS/2

• This information relates to ProSteel 3D / ProStahl 3D / AutoPLANT Structural. • In order to read ProSteel files into Navisworks, you either need ProSteel 3D

installed on the same machine as Navisworks, or the relevant ProSteel 3D object enabler.

• Only basic AutoCAD properties are supported (such as Entity Handle and Material) and these can be viewed in the Properties window. This can be opened by going to View > Control Bars > Properties.

TriForma J

TriForma J Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, STEP, VRML

• Models can be exported as NWC or NWD files from Triforma J if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks supports the native Triforma J .dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as colors and ambient, diffuse and shininess properties of materials from .pal and .mat palette and material files are supported.

• Family and Part information from TriForma and PDS object information can be read from .drv files and DMRS and database linkage and association ID's are also

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Other Format Properties

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supported. These can be viewed in the Properties window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage support TriForma materials and textures.

NOTE: For optimum file fidelity we recommend the NWC (or NWD) Exporter from within TriForma whenever possible. NOTE: For exporting numerous files from TriForma we recommend using the Perl script installed with Navisworks (by default in, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks [Review/Simulate/Manage] 2010\Tools).

TriForma v8 to 8.9

TriForma v8 Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, STEP, VRML

• Models can be exported as NWC or NWD files from TriForma V8 if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks supports the native TriForma V8 dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as colors and ambient, diffuse and shininess properties of materials from .pal and .mat palette and material files are supported.

• Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Autodesk Navisworks Manage support TriForma materials and textures.

NOTE: For optimum file fidelity we recommend the NWC (or NWD) Exporter from within TriForma whenever possible. NOTE: For exporting numerous files from TriForma we recommend using the Perl script installed with Navisworks (by default in, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Navisworks [Review/Simulate/Manage] 2010\Tools).

Graphisoft ArchiCAD 6.5 to 7

ArchiCAD 6.5 to 7 Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN

• ArchiCAD can export to the Navisworks .nwc file format. Navisworks does NOT have a direct reader for ArchiCAD files.

• ArchiCAD can also save files as .dwg, .dxf and .dgn formats. These can be read directly by Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as GUIDS and Library Part Parameters can optionally be exported with the Navisworks file.

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Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 16

ArchiCAD 8 to 12

ArchiCAD 8 to 11 Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IFC

• ArchiCAD can export to Navisworks .nwc file format. Navisworks does NOT have a direct reader for ArchiCAD files.

• ArchiCAD can also save files as .dwg, .dxf, .dgn and .ifc formats. These can be read directly by Navisworks.

• Object properties, such as GUIDS and Library Part Parameters can optionally be exported with the Navisworks file.

Constructor 2005 to 2007

Constructor Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN

• Constructor 2005 can export to the Navisworks .nwc file format. Navisworks does NOT have a direct reader for Constructor 2005 files.

• Object properties, such as GUIDS and Library Part Parameters can optionally be exported with the Navisworks file.

AceCad StruCad

StruCad Details

Other Formats DXF, CIS/2

• StruCad files can be viewed in Navisworks, if they have been saved as .dxf or .stp format.

• Object properties are not supported.

auto.des.sys form.z

form.z Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS, IGES, STL, VRML

• Navisworks supports all of the above file formats, which form.z can export to.

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Other Format Properties

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AEC CADPIPE

CADPIPE Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• To view CADPIPE object properties in Navisworks, you may need to turn on the Convert Object Properties option. To do this, go to Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > Advanced and select the CADPIPE option. Any CADPIPE properties can then be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• CADPIPE 'Industrial' and 'Commercial' cannot be used at the same time. If both are installed, then industrial is used. You can disable either or both by going to Tools > Global Options > Registry > Current User > CADPIPE. Change the version you require to one (1) and disable the other version by changing that value to zero (0).

AVEVA PDMS

PDMS Details

Other Formats RVM

• Navisworks can read .rvm files exported from PDMS. • AVEVA Review .rvs files are also supported. These require the same filename as

the .rvm file. • PDMS attribute files are supported, output using either the 'Dump Attributes' or

'DatalData' formats. These can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

CADopia IntelliCAD

IntelliCAD Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF

• Navisworks supports the native IntelliCAD .dwg file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

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Other Format Properties

Supported Applications | 18

CEA Technology Plant-4D

Plant-4D Details

Other Formats DWG, DGN

• Navisworks has file readers for .dwg and .dgn files, both of which are supported by Plant-4D.

COADE, Inc. CADWorx Plant

CADWorx Plant Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from CADWorx as either .nwc or .nwd format, if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks also provides support for .dwg files enabling native CADWorx models to be read directly into Navisworks.

• CADWorx object properties are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• CADWorx piping, steel, and equipment data is fully supported by Navisworks.

CADWorx Pipe

CADWorx Pipe Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from CADWorx as either .nwc or .nwd format, if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

• Navisworks also provides support for .dwg files enabling native CADWorx models to be read directly into Navisworks.

• CADWorx object properties are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• The legacy product, CADWorx Pipe, is fully supported by Navisworks.

CADWorx Steel

CADWorx Steel Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from CADWorx as either .nwc or .nwd format, if you have Navisworks installed on the same machine.

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• Navisworks also provides support for .dwg files enabling native CADWorx models to be read directly into Navisworks.

• CADWorx object properties are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• CADWorx Steel is fully supported by Navisworks.

COINS BSLink

BSLink Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• In order to read a BSLink file into Navisworks, you either need BSLink installed on the same machine as Navisworks, or AutoCAD installed complete with the BSLink object enabler.

• If BSLink is installed, the object enabler is not necessary. With Navisworks installed on the same machine, simply export to .nwc or .nwd.

• In Navisworks, object properties can be viewed in the 'BSLink' tab in the 'Properties' window. To open the properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Framing

Framing Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• In order to read a Framing file into Navisworks, you either need COINS Framing installed on the same machine as Navisworks, or ADT installed complete with the Framing object enabler.

• If COINS Framing is installed, the object enabler is not necessary. If Navisworks is installed on the same machine, simply export to .nwc or .nwd.

• In Navisworks, object properties can be viewed in the Framing tab in the Properties window. To open the properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

CSC 3D+

3D+ Details

Other Formats DWG, CIS/2

• 3D+ has a Navisworks Exporter, enabling you to export a Navisworks file out of 3D+.

• Also see the 3D+ website for information on their 3D+ Navisworks Reader. This is a plug-in to Navisworks, enabling you to read the native .3nwc file format in Navisworks.

• 3D+ object properties are supported by Navisworks via either of the above routes.

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Dassault Systemes CATIA

CATIA Details

Other Formats DXF, IGES, STEP, JT

• Navisworks has file readers for .dxf, .igs, .stp and .jt files, all of which can be exported from CATIA.

• STEP is the preferred exchange format.

Google SketchUp (up to v6)

SketchUp Details

Other Formats DWG, 3DS

• SketchUp .skp files can be read directly into Navisworks. • Texture materials are supported in Navisworks Simulate and Manage. • Grouping objects in SketchUp will make it easier to use the model in Navisworks,

for example applying Presenter materials, or attaching objects to TimeLiner tasks. • Google SketchUp 7 files can be saved as an earlier version (e.g. version 6 SKP

file), which can then be read into Navisworks.

Hannappel SOFTWARE GmbH elcoCAD R4

elcoCAD R4 Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from elcoCAD as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native elcoCAD .dwg file format, which can be read

directly into Navisworks. • Object properties are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in

the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Intergraph PDS

PDS Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IGES, STEP

• Intergraph PDS will save the model geometry in a .dgn file and the property information in a .drv file. Both files are required by Navisworks to read the model with object properties.

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• In Navisworks, go to Tools > Global Options > DGN, scroll down and check the 'Convert PDS Data' option. Ensure the .dgn and .drv files reside in the same directory. Navisworks will then import the model, along with its properties.

• PDS object properties can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

• If Navisworks has been installed onto the same machine as Intergraph PDS, you will be able to export from PDS as a Navisworks .nwc or .nwd file.

Informatix MicroGDS

MicroGDS Details

Other Formats MAN

• Navisworks supports the native MicroGDS .man file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Colors and Materials from the file are supported. The .man File Reader options can be found in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > MAN.

ITandFactory CADISON

CADISON Details

Other Formats DXF, 3DS

• Navisworks can directly read CADISON .dwg files, utilizing the .dwg file reader. • In order to read a CADISON file into Navisworks, you either need CADISON

installed on the same machine as Navisworks, or you will need to install the CADISON Object Enabler.

• If CADISON is installed, the object enabler is not necessary.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• With either CADISON or the Object Enabler installed, simply open the CADISON .dwg file in Navisworks.

• If CADISON is installed on the same machine as Navisworks, then you can also export to .nwc or .nwd.

• Exporting a Navisworks file from CADISON also retains the models object properties that can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

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TRICAD MS

TRICAD Details

Other Formats VRML

• If TriCAD MS is installed on the same machine as Navisworks, then you can also export to .nwc or .nwd.

• Exporting a Navisworks file from TRICAD MS also retains the models object properties that can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

Kubotek USA CADKEY

CADKEY Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP

• Navisworks has file readers for .dwg files and also .dxf, .igs and .stp files, all of which are supported by CADKEY.

M.A.P. CAD-Duct

CAD-Duct Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• In order to read a CAD-Duct file into Navisworks, you either need CAD-Duct installed on the same machine as Navisworks, or have the CAD-Duct Object Enabler installed. The CAD-Duct Object Enabler can be downloaded from the CAD-Duct website, found under Support > Additional Files.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• If CAD-Duct is installed, the Object Enabler is not necessary. Simply export to .nwd or .nwc.

• In Navisworks, object properties can be viewed in the 'CAD-Duct' tab in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

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McNeel North America Rhino

Rhino Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS, IGES, STEP

• To view your Rhino models in Navisworks, you will have to export to one of the supported file formats (above). These can then be read directly into Navisworks.

Mensch und Maschine RoCAD

RoCAD Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from RoCAD as either .nwc or .nwd. • Navisworks also supports the .dwg file format, which can be read directly into

Navisworks. • If you do not have RoCAD installed on the same machine as Navisworks, you will

need to have AutoCAD installed, along with the RoCAD Object Enabler.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

MultiSUITE MultiSTEEL

MultiSTEEL Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• .dwg files from MultiSTEELMultiSTEELMultiSTEEL can be read directly into Navisworks utilizing the .dwg file reader.

• Models can also be exported from MultiSTEEL MultiSTEEL as either .nwc or .nwd. • MultiSTEELMultiSTEEL object properties can be viewed in the 'Properties' window.

To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

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Nemetschek Allplan

Allplan Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, DGN, IFC

• All Plan files can be viewed in Navisworks if they have been saved in one of the above formats.

• Object properties are not supported.

PROCAD 3DSMART

3DSMART Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• With 3DSMART installed on the same machine as Navisworks, you can read your DWG file directly into Navisworks, utilizing the DWG file reader.

• You can also export a .nwc or .nwd file directly from 3DSMART.

PTC Pro/ENGINEER

Pro/ENGINEER Details

Other Formats IGES, STEP, VRML, JT

• You can read your Pro/ENGINEER models into Navisworks via any of the above file formats.

CADDS 5

CADDS 5 Details

Other Formats IGES, STEP

• You can read CADDS 5 3D models into Navisworks, by exporting either an IGES or STEP file from CADDS 5 and then utilize either the Navisworks .igs, or .stp file readers.

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QuickPen PipeDesigner 3D

PipeDesigner 3D Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from PipeDesigner 3D as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native .dwg file format, which can be read directly

into Navisworks if the relevant Object Enabler is installed. • Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported

by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

DuctDesigner 3D

DuctDesigner 3D Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from DuctDesigner 3D as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native .dwg file format, which can be read directly

into Navisworks if the relevant Object Enabler is installed. • Object properties, (such as Material Colors and Entity Handles) are also supported

by Navisworks and these can be viewed in the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

RAM International CADstudio

CADstudio Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from CADstudio as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native CADstudio .dwg file format, which can be read

directly into Navisworks. • Object properties are also supported by Navisworks and these can be viewed in

the 'Properties' window. To open the Properties window, go to View > Control Bars > Properties.

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SolidWorks SolidWorks

SolidWorks Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, VRML, JT

• SolidWorks models can be exported to DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP, VRML or JT format which can then be read into Navisworks.

Tekla Tekla Structures

Tekla Structures Details

Other Formats DGN, VRML, CIS/2

• Tekla Structures can export to the .dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Tekla Structures can additionally output to CIS/2. This may then be converted to VRML using the translator from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (see the NIST website for more information). The VRML file can then be read directly into Navisworks.

• Limited object properties are supported via the .dgn route.

Xsteel

Xsteel Details

Other Formats DGN

• Xsteel can export to the .dgn file format, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

• Limited object properties are supported via the .dgn route.

think3 thinkdesign

thinkdesign Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, IGES, STEP

• Navisworks has file readers for .dwg/.dxf files and also .igs and .stp files.

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UGS I-deas

I-deas Details

Other Formats DXF, IGES, STEP, JT

• Navisworks has file readers for .dxf, .igs .stp and .jt files.

Solid Edge Solid Edge Details

Other Formats IGES, STEP, JT

• Solid Edge can export to IGES STEP and JT files, which can be read directly into Navisworks.

NX (Unigraphics) NX Details

Other Formats DXF, IGES, STEP, JT

• Navisworks has file readers for .dxf, .igs .stp and .jt files.

FactoryCAD

FactoryCAD Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• In order to read a FactoryCAD file into Navisworks, you either need FactoryCAD or the FactoryCAD object enabler installed on the same machine.

NOTE: When using an object enabler, ensure the corresponding loader version (year) is selected in Tools > Global Options > File Readers > DWG/DXF/SAT > DWG Loader Version.

• If FactoryCAD is installed, the object enabler is not necessary. Simply export to .nwc or .nwd.

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UHP Process Piping FabPro Pipe

FabPro-Pipe Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from FabPro Pipe as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native FabPro Pipe .dwg file format, which can be

read directly into Navisworks.

x-plant x-plant

x-plant Details

Other Formats DWG, DXF, 3DS

• Models can be exported from x-plant as either .nwc or .nwd format. • Navisworks also supports the native x-plant .dwg file format, which can be read

directly into Navisworks.

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Supported Scheduling Software

The following table contains a list of the project scheduling software and formats supported by Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2010 and Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2010.

Developer Product File Format Notes

Asta Powerproject 8 to 10 .pp Requires Asta Powerproject to be installed on same machine, to make link.

Microsoft Project 2000 to 2007 .mpp Requires Microsoft Project to be installed on same machine, to make link.

Primavera ProjectPlanner (P3) n/a Requires P3 to be installed on same machine. The file format is not read directly. Instead, TimeLiner logs into P3 and retrieves project information.

Primavera Primavera Engineering and Construction

n/a

Requires Primavera v4.1, 5 or 6 Engineering and Construction to be installed on same machine, along with the Primavera SDK. TimeLiner connects to the Primavera database via an ODBC data source link.

Microsoft Microsoft Project Exchange Format .mpx

Does not require any project software to be installed. This is the common project exchange format which can be exported to from a number of scheduling packages.

N/A CSV Exchange Format .csv

Does not require any project software to be installed. This is a common exchange format which can be exported from a number of applications including, Microsoft Excel.

Navisworks Simulate and Manage can additionally export TimeLiner task information to this format.


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